The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) opened in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday. Delegates established a Committee of the Whole (COW), which convened in the afternoon to continue negotiations on draft resolutions that had not been agreed by the end of the fourth Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR-4). Dr Shahriar Hossain, Secretary General of ESDO was present there.
Opening the Assembly, UNEA-4 President Siim Valmar Kiisler (Estonia) invited delegates to observe a minute of silence in honor of the 157 people who perished in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday, while en route to Nairobi.
A moment of silence in memory of the people lost after the Ethiopian Airlines 302 crash
The meeting established two working groups and three contact groups to complete negotiation of all outstanding resolutions that had not been finalized at the OECPR the previous week, and delegates proceeded to continue their discussions on issues including sustainable consumption and production (SCP), deforestation, biodiversity, gender equality, deforestation, and marine litter and microplastics.